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If you can locate your closest research facility, you can look at their website and enroll there too. I completed the form at Palm Beach Research online and they called me the next day. I see you are in San Jose. I will see if I can find the list of the 89 facilities and their locations and post.
Based on the link, it looks like the closest location is Sacramento, that doable, but not as close as i might have liked... probably a two hour drive for me
 

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Thank you Amy for volunteering to test the vaccine. I wish you the best possible outcome and let us know how it goes.
 

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Adults who are interested in joining this study can visit www.coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org(link is external) or visit ClinicalTrials.gov and search identifier NCT04470427 to find a study center to volunteer. ClinicalTrials.gov includes a complete listing of study locations.

If you click directly on the link to NCT04470427 above, it will take you to the page that has all 89 locations. You have to click to expand and reveal the list. I have cut and pasted it below. The formatting isn’t great but at least the states are in alpha order. And some of the facilities that are listed as “Not Recruiting Now,” show this incorrectly. It most be old info. I am part of Palm Beach Research Center Which shows as not currently recruiting but they definitely are.


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United States, Alabama
Ascension St. Vincent BirminghamNot yet recruiting
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35205
Contact 865-305-9100
United States, Arizona
Hope Research InstituteNot yet recruiting
Chandler, Arizona, United States, 85224
Contact 602-288-4673
Hope Research InstituteNot yet recruiting
Peoria, Arizona, United States, 85018
Contact 602-288-4673
Hope Research InstituteNot yet recruiting
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85018
Contact 602-288-4673
Quality of Life Medical and Research CenterNot yet recruiting
Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85712
Contact 520-733-2250
United States, Arkansas
Baptist Health Center for Clinical ResearchNot yet recruiting
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205
Contact 501-224-1348
United States, California
Advanced Clinical Research - Rancho PaseoRecruiting
Banning, California, United States, 92220
Contact 951-755-0222
University of California San DiegoNot yet recruiting
La Jolla, California, United States, 92093
Contact 858-534-1251
eStudySite - La MesaNot yet recruiting
La Mesa, California, United States, 91942
Contact 619-567-1550
UCLA Vine Street Clinic CRSNot yet recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90038
Contact 323-461-3106
VA Greater Los Angeles HealthcareNot yet recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90073
Contact 310-478-3711
Paradigm Clinical Research Institute IncNot yet recruiting
Redding, California, United States, 96001
Contact 530-247-7049
Benchmark Research - SacramentoRecruiting
Sacramento, California, United States, 95864
Contact 916-476-2805
Medical Center For Clinical Research - M3 Wake ResearchRecruiting
San Diego, California, United States, 92108
Contact 619-521-2830
United States, Colorado
University of Colorado HospitalNot yet recruiting
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Contact 720-848-2786
Lynn Institute of The RockiesNot yet recruiting
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States, 80918
Contact 719-634-3784
United States, District of Columbia
George Washington UniversityNot yet recruiting
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20037
Contact 202-741-2700
United States, Florida
Accel Research SiteNot yet recruiting
DeLand, Florida, United States, 32720
Contact 386-785-2381
Research Centers of AmericaNot yet recruiting
Hollywood, Florida, United States, 33024
Contact 954-990-7649
Jacksonville Center for Clinical ResearchNot yet recruiting
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32216
Contact 904-732-9251
Suncoast Research GroupNot yet recruiting
Miami, Florida, United States, 33135
Contact 305-631-6704
University of MiamiNot yet recruiting
Miami, Florida, United States, 33136
Contact 305-243-5621
Palm Beach Research CenterNot yet recruiting
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, 33409
Contact 561-689-0606
United States, Georgia
Grady Health SystemNot yet recruiting
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30303
Contact 404-616-3045
Children's Healthcare of AtlantaNot yet recruiting
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Contact 404-256-2593
Hope Clinic of The Emory Vaccine CenterNot yet recruiting
Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30030
Contact 404-712-3430
Meridian Clinical ResearchRecruiting
Savannah, Georgia, United States, 31406
Contact 912-623-2240
Clinical Research AtlantaNot yet recruiting
Stockbridge, Georgia, United States, 30281
Contact 770-507-6867
United States, Illinois
UIC Project WISH CRSNot yet recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Contact 312-996-9565
United States, Kansas
Johnson County Clin-TrialsNot yet recruiting
Lenexa, Kansas, United States, 66219
Contact 913-825-4404
Alliance for Multispecialty ResearchNot yet recruiting
Newton, Kansas, United States, 67114
Contact 316-804-7301
Alliance for Multispecialty Research- East WichitaNot yet recruiting
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67207
Contact 316-689-6635
United States, Louisiana
Meridian Clinical ResearchNot yet recruiting
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, 70808
Contact 225-768-2850
Benchmark Research - MetairieNot yet recruiting
Metairie, Louisiana, United States, 70006
Contact 504-888-9493
United States, Maryland
University of Maryland School of MedicineNot yet recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Contact 410-328-6003
Meridian Clinical ResearchRecruiting
Rockville, Maryland, United States, 20854
Contact 301-424-2741
United States, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women's HospitalNot yet recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Contact 617-525-1267
United States, Michigan
Henry Ford Health SystemNot yet recruiting
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202
Contact 313-916-1784
United States, Mississippi
MediSync Clinical Research Hattiesburg ClinicNot yet recruiting
Petal, Mississippi, United States, 39465
Contact 601-296-2986
United States, Missouri
Saint Louis UniversityNot yet recruiting
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63104
Contact 314-577-8125
Sundance Clinical ResearchNot yet recruiting
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63141
Contact 314-567-3377
United States, Nebraska
Meridian Clinical ResearchNot yet recruiting
Grand Island, Nebraska, United States, 68803
Contact 402-934-7563
Meridian Clinical ResearchRecruiting
Norfolk, Nebraska, United States, 68701
Contact 402-371-0797
Meridian Clinical ResearchRecruiting
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68134
Contact 402-934-7563
United States, Nevada
Clinical Research Center of NevadaNot yet recruiting
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89104
Contact 702-893-8968
AB Clinical TrialsRecruiting
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89119
Contact 702-233-4700
United States, New Jersey
Hackensack University Medical CenterNot yet recruiting
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601
Contact 551-996-4788
New Jersey Medical SchoolNot yet recruiting
Newark, New Jersey, United States, 07103
Contact 973-972-6761
United States, New York
Meridian Clinical ResearchRecruiting
Binghamton, New York, United States, 13901
Contact 607-771-1064
Weill Cornell Chelsea - (CRS)Not yet recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10010
Contact 212-746-7204
Weill Cornell Medical CollegeNot yet recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Contact 212-746-6645
United States, North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillNot yet recruiting
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599
Contact 984-974-8236
Tryon Medical PartnersNot yet recruiting
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28210
Contact 803-468-4344
Carolina Institute for Clinical Research - M3 Wake ResearchNot yet recruiting
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States, 28304
Contact 910-354-1430
M3 Wake Research, Inc - M3 WakeRecruiting
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 27612
Contact 919-518-5869
Trial Management AssociatesNot yet recruiting
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States, 28403
Contact 910-833-1954
Wake Forest University Health SciencesNot yet recruiting
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
Contact 336-716-3825
United States, Ohio
New Horizons Clinical ResearchRecruiting
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45242
Contact 513-769-2770
Cincinnati CRSNot yet recruiting
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45267
Contact 513-584-6361
Rapid Medical Research IncRecruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44122
Contact 216-682-0320
United States, Oklahoma
Lynn Health Science InstituteNot yet recruiting
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73112
Contact 405-607-3920
United States, Oregon
CrisorNot yet recruiting
Medford, Oregon, United States, 97504
Contact 541-858-1018
United States, Pennsylvania
Penn Prevention CRSNot yet recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Contact 215-746-3713
UPMC University CenterNot yet recruiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Contact 412-692-8586
United States, South Carolina
Keystone VitaLink ResearchNot yet recruiting
Anderson, South Carolina, United States, 29621
Contact 864-965-0190
Keystone VitaLink Research - GreenvilleNot yet recruiting
Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29615
Contact 864-770-0890
Coastal Carolina Research CenterNot yet recruiting
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States, 29464
Contact 843-352-6977
Keystone VitaLink Research - SpartanburgNot yet recruiting
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, 29303
Contact 864-515-0092
United States, South Dakota
Meridian Clinical ResearchRecruiting
Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, United States, 57049
Contact 605-232-9000
United States, Tennessee
WR-ClinSearchNot yet recruiting
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States, 37421
Contact 423-698-4584
Alliance for Multispecialty ResearchNot yet recruiting
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 39720
Contact 865-309-9100
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Medical Arts BuildingNot yet recruiting
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
Contact 615-343-6906
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Medical Center NorthNot yet recruiting
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
Contact 615-343-2877
United States, Texas
Benchmark Research - AustinRecruiting
Austin, Texas, United States, 78705
Contact 512-478-5416
Tekton ResearchNot yet recruiting
Austin, Texas, United States, 78745
Contact 210-996-2600
Advanced Clinical Research - Be Well MDNot yet recruiting
Cedar Park, Texas, United States, 78613
Contact 737-234-1997
Global Medical Research - M3 Wake ResearchNot yet recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75224
Contact 469-297-3074
Benchmark Research - Fort WorthNot yet recruiting
Fort Worth, Texas, United States, 76135
Contact 817-238-7254
University of Texas Medical Branch at GalvestonNot yet recruiting
Galveston, Texas, United States, 77555
Contact 409-772-2798
Baylor College of MedicineNot yet recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Contact 713-798-5180
DM Clinical Research - Texas Center For Drug DevelopmentNot yet recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77081
Contact 713-838-2022
Laguna Clinical ResearchNot yet recruiting
Laredo, Texas, United States, 78041
Contact 956-462-5029
Centex StudiesNot yet recruiting
McAllen, Texas, United States, 78504
Contact 713-824-4417
Benchmark Research - San AngeloNot yet recruiting
San Angelo, Texas, United States, 76904
Contact 325-716-1355
Clinical Trials of Texas, IncNot yet recruiting
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Contact 210-949-0122
DM Clinical ResearchNot yet recruiting
Tomball, Texas, United States, 77375
Contact 281-517-0550
United States, Utah
Foothill Family Clinic - NorthNot yet recruiting
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84109
Contact 801-487-2072
Foothill Family Clinic-South ClinicNot yet recruiting
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84121
Contact 801-463-1914
United States, Washington
Kaiser Permanente - SeattleNot yet recruiting
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98101
Contact 206-442-5216
Thank you for the list, although my city isn't on it, even though it is on the map. I guess they will just have to find me.
 

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Here is a very well written (but not technical) article about antibodies, other immune cells and vaccines.

The key part for those afraid that diminishing antibodies will allow a resurgence, is the section that explains about B and T cells, and their "memory affect" allowing them to quickly make new antibodies. A must read for anyone following COVID (aren't we all?)

 

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They are now testing efficacy rather than safety. I believe safety for humans was part of the Phase 1 and Phase 2 trials. I’m sure I will learn more as part of the 3 hour marathon first appointment. I do know it is a series o two (2) 100 mcg shots.

They are not making participants stand in line or be part of a group of people at these appointments as I asked about this. They are individual appointments with the doctors on a one on one basis. They bring you right back to an examining room when you arrive - no wait in the lobby with other participants. I did not want to contract the virus from participating in this trial so I am glad they alleviated my concerns. I will also be masked while there except when they have to take the nasal swab.
Yes, the usual definitions are:
  • Phase 1: Toxicity: determine the level that causes harmful (toxic) reactions.
  • Phase 2: Dosage: Determine effects of different dosage levels to ascertain the optimum dose
  • Phase 3: Efficacy: Large scale trials to see whether it works for all, or just some, how quickly it works, comparisons with other known treatments, etc.
 

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Yes, the usual definitions are:
  • Phase 1: Toxicity: determine the level that causes harmful (toxic) reactions.
  • Phase 2: Dosage: Determine effects of different dosage levels to ascertain the optimum dose
  • Phase 3: Efficacy: Large scale trials to see whether it works for all, or just some, how quickly it works, comparisons with other known treatments, etc.
That is correct. I know in Phase 2 they determined the appropriate dosage is 100 mcg for each vaccine and that 2 doses are needed to reach optimum antibody levels.
 

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Amy-

I sincerely echo all of the comments on this thread! Good luck to you and thank you!

I also signed up for the trial. I haven’t heard anything as of yet, but there are a few sites within reasonable distance to me.

I am considered “high risk” being a first responder and having a life flight second job. We will see what happens!
 

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Amy-

I sincerely echo all of the comments on this thread! Good luck to you and thank you!

I also signed up for the trial. I haven’t heard anything as of yet, but there are a few sites within reasonable distance to me.

I am considered “high risk” being a first responder and having a life flight second job. We will see what happens!
That’s terrific! Look to see if the facility nearest to you has a website. There will be a form you can fill out on their website to indicate your interest. You will be contacted much faster through their form.

Thanks for your participation in fighting this pandemic and feeling a sense of social responsibility to help out.
 

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Just got an email from a local hospital survey that I have been part for the virus asking me if I want to be part of phase 3. Being my antibody test came back negative I Was asked. Tempted but I don’t like that I can get the placebo. With all the trips they are requiring I would be putting myself at higher risk if I don’t have the real deal.
 

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Just got an email from a local hospital survey that I have been part for the virus asking me if I want to be part of phase 3. Being my antibody test came back negative I Was asked. Tempted but I don’t like that I can get the placebo. With all the trips they are requiring I would be putting myself at higher risk if I don’t have the real deal.
I don’t think going to the 7 visits would put you at higher risk. I called to ask about this and wanted to know if you were part of a group at any point. They said all the appointments are individual based. No group exposure. I would also wear PPE such as a mask to any appointments.
 

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I don’t think going to the 7 visits would put you at higher risk. I called to ask about this and wanted to know if you were part of a group at any point. They said all the appointments are individual based. No group exposure. I would also wear PPE such as a mask to any appointments.
My literature said 11 visits.
 

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My literature said 11 visits.
It is likely due to a difference in research facilities administering the testing or it could be a different vaccine candidate such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer, etc.
 

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Just got an email from a local hospital survey that I have been part for the virus asking me if I want to be part of phase 3. Being my antibody test came back negative I Was asked. Tempted but I don’t like that I can get the placebo. With all the trips they are requiring I would be putting myself at higher risk if I don’t have the real deal.
from the NIH COVID vaccine research website:

Read more about participating in the Participant's Guide to Clinical Trials


Read some Participant Testimonials to see more about what its like to participate.


You can also watch a series of short informational videos from Health and Human Services about participating in clinical trials
 

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That’s terrific! Look to see if the facility nearest to you has a website. There will be a form you can fill out on their website to indicate your interest.
I believe that all of the volunteer signup opportunities nationwide has been consolidated into one location:

 

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Just out of curiosity?
Is there any compensation for offering to be a volunteer to trial the vaccine?
 

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How incredibly awesome. I applaud you! If you can keep us informed. I will keep you in my thoughts and fingers crossed you help make history!
 

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I believe that all of the volunteer signup opportunities nationwide has been consolidated into one location:

Yes, that is correct but if you can find out which facility nearest you is rolling out a trial, you can go to their website as all and fill out a form to participate. It does expedite the process and you will be contacted sooner. I filled out the form at both locations but wasn’t actually contacted until I filled it out online at my local research facility.
 

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Just out of curiosity?
Is there any compensation for offering to be a volunteer to trial the vaccine?
Yes, there is, and it probably varies by facility. My facility pays $1190 for the 7 visits over a 25 month span. The money is pretty nominal but it does help to offset your gas costs and time involved.
 

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Thank you for doing this.

By 'this' I mean both doing the trial and also sharing your experience with us.
 

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I’m interested in finding a cure for Covid. Do you have to sign a waiver if you have adverse reactions or come down with Covid during the trials? Is this part of the information that you fill out? I want to know because I’m in high risk age group and have been trying to stay healthy.
 

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I’m interested in finding a cure for Covid. Do you have to sign a waiver if you have adverse reactions or come down with Covid during the trials? Is this part of the information that you fill out? I want to know because I’m in high risk age group and have been trying to stay healthy.
You have to sign an Informed Consent which is a little different than a waiver. The Informed Consent they sent me was 22 pages long. While you will not contract the illness as a result of the vaccine, they do provide some medical care if you happen to get sick from Covid due to community spread during the study. And 9f you do get sick, there are additional “sick visits“ to make to their doctor or they will do home visits.
 
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